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Lab Technician II - CP Kelco

Company: J.M. Huber
Location: Okmulgee
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Portfolio Business: CP Kelco
CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty ingredients which are added to improve texture, consistency, and stability in food, pharmaceutical and industrial products. Our products are derived from renewable raw materials found in nature for use in jam, fruit and milk drinks, confectionery products as well as industrial applications. We work across the whole value chain from natural raw materials to customers' end products. CP Kelco is part of the JM Huber Corporation, one of the largest privately held, family owned companies in the United States. With approximately $3.0 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a combined material presence in more than 20 countries.
Position Summary
As a Physical Testing Lab Tech you will be responsible for the physical tests performed on all food, industrial, and oilfield product samples received in the QC Lab. This includes all final packed, in process, and grab samples. Accuracy in testing and reporting is essential. Required to work alone during night shift, holidays, and weekends. Must be able to work 12 hour rotating shifts.
Great opportunity for a recent grad.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works independently to prepare solutions and calibrate equipment.
  • Prepares reagents and solutions by following documented formulas. With the aid of a pushcart must have physical ability to maneuver 5-gallon containers of liquid weighing approximately 40 pounds a distance of 30 feet, and locate on shelves 6 feet above the floor. Required to utilize acids and bases and other commonly used chemicals in the laboratory to make reagents. (Containers are labeled for identification). Required to calibrate equipment and maintain accurate records. Must be able to replace instrument with another instrument when equipment is out of calibration
  • Tests product samples.
  • Required to perform physical tests on all product samples, including grab, in process, and final samples. Must be able to coordinate work responsibilities independently and report timely and accurate results. Generally, lab tech responsibilities require up to 10 hours of each shift to be spent on your feet. In addition, the job requires manual dexterity to make fine measurements with lab equipment, basic math skills to calculate test results, and the ability to learn basic computer skills to enter data.
  • Daily clean up of glassware and utensils after use.
  • Used glassware and utensils are collected at the sink area for hand washing or loading into an under the counter dishwasher, and washing is accomplished by working at a waist-high counter and sink. After cleaning is completed, each piece of glassware and/or utensils is placed in wall cabinets or in drawers under the counter.
  • OTHER (MARGINAL) TASKS: On a regular basis retain samples are filed. This requires the placement of 8 oz. sample containers in bins on shelves under 4 feet high under the benches in the lab. Bins weigh up to 50 pounds when full, and must be maneuvered from shelf to shelf. The lab tech is required to cover overtime for vacant shifts and extra testing from outside samples. Other duties as assigned. Requirements
    • Bachelors Degree or Associates Degree in Biology
    • Judgment & discretion: ability to think critically to troubleshoot lab errors
    • Ability to learn & apply scientific theory behind tests performed.
    • Exhibit teamwork and strong communication to effectively work with colleagues and supervisors/managers; including ability to accurately describe scientific ideas and data analysis
    • Serve as Quality representative in interactions with other plant departments on off-hour shifts (e.g. performing equipment inspections on night & weekend shifts)
    • Must be capable of performing the duties of the position.
    • Must possess basic computer skills (Microsoft Office)
    • Must be able to learn to utilize computer programs such as SAP
    • Apply customer-centric focus: understands and applies business's customer-focused strategies to deliver timely accurate results, troubleshoot complaints, and ensure on-time deliveries
      J.M. Huber Corporation is an EEO/AAP employer.

Keywords: J.M. Huber, Broken Arrow , Lab Technician II - CP Kelco, Healthcare , Okmulgee, Oklahoma

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